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Police warn officers against corrupt practices

Mr Ballah Nasarawa, the Assistant Inspector -General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 7, has warned officers in the zone to desist from corrupt practices that would tarnish the reputation of the force.
Nasarawa gave the warning during a working visit to the Federal Capital Territory Police Command in Abuja on Tuesday.
“Things are changing in our country; the police cannot be left behind.
“If you want to continue on this job, you have to change your character “he told the officers.
He urged the officers to ensure that they discharge their responsibilities effectively without being intimidated.
“You should not be intimidated, be firm in disposing your responsibilities,“ he said.
Nasarawa stated that security would be stepped up at the IDPs camps in the zone.
“We have reviewed the situation in the IDPs camps, security arrangement will be beefed up in the FCT and its environs,“ he said.
On the upcoming recruitment, he advised applicants to refrain from approaching officers for assistance as the exercise would be based on merit.
“On no account should anyone approach officers for assistance as the exercise will be based on merit.
“Do not involve yourselves in corrupt practices during the recruitment exercise,“ he said.
He warned that anyone caught offering money to any officer would be dealt with accordingly.
The AIG also warned officers not involved in the exercise to steer clear of it.
“If you are not involved in the recruitment exercise, then continue with your work,“ he said.
In a remark, the Commissioner of Police in the FCT, Mr Wilson Inalegwu, said that the command had taken adequate steps to check crime in the territory.
He stated that the command had also trained 400 officers on crowd control skills.
Inalegwu, however, stressed the need for the deployment of more officers to the command for effective policing of the territory.
He gave an assurance of the command’s readiness to collaborate with other security agencies in the fight against insurgency.
“I want to assure you that the command is on top of the situation,’’ he said.(NAN)

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